William Johnston

William Johnston

Principal

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William Johnston

William Johnston

Principal

I have been a Head Teacher/Principal now for 29 years in five different schools. Capital School is my second school here in Dubai and I thoroughly enjoy working with the children and parents that we have from all around the world. On a personal note I have three daughters and three grandchildren, who are all in school back in the UK, so I know how it feels to want the best for your child and to ensure that the right school has been chosen. I’m sure you will agree that Capital school is the right school for your child.

Emma-Louise Cathrae

Emma-Louise Cathrae

Vice Principal, Head of Secondary

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Emma-Louise Cathrae

Emma-Louise Cathrae

Vice Principal, Head of Secondary

I am truly privileged being the Vice Principal in such a caring, nurturing and developmental school as this. It is a pleasure turning up to school every day and seeing all of the smiling, friendly faces of our incredible Capital School pupils. Nothing makes me happier than witnessing that light bulb moment from a child when they are able to complete a task for the first time. This might be the first time they have been able to write their own name, to solving an algebraic equation or scoring their first goal in football. One of my main aims is to always help children to progress and thrive at Capital School in a safe and happy environment. In my career I have had many different leadership and managerial roles, but working as the Vice Principal of Capital School is the one role that has brought me the most pleasure. I know that I am making a real difference to young lives. I have a passion for the arts and always try to encourage children and teachers to use their creative flair to get the very best out of all challenges that they may face. I believe, as we are all unique, that it is our responsibility as educators to identify, encourage and nurture a child’s talents so that all children can reach their full potentials.

Michael David Peacock

Michael David Peacock

Head of Inclusion & Maths Coordinator

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Michael David Peacock

Michael David Peacock

Head of Inclusion & Maths Coordinator

I am a Loughborough University Graduate and also studied an MSc at Leeds Metropolitan University before starting work as a teacher. I have moved to the Capital School from a primary school in England where I was a Year 4 teacher and PE Coordinator. I am passionate about all areas of the curriculum and believe that developing a love of learning is the best way to encourage progress for all.

Grace Skinis

Grace Skinis

FS Coordinator & Literacy Coordinator

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Grace Skinis

Grace Skinis

FS Coordinator & Literacy Coordinator

I successfully obtained my teaching qualifications at Northumbria University, England before focusing my teaching in the Early Years in the UK. Since opening Capital School in 2014, I have worked across Key Stage One and Two and I am now the Literacy Coordinator for the school. I pride myself on my enthusiasm and high expectations in the classroom and I am committed to creating a friendly, fun and safe environment to allow pupils to reach their optimal potential. I aspire to become a successful and inspirational role model, for both students and colleagues alike, passing on my experiences and overall enthusiasm for life. From volunteering in an orphanage in Central Africa and travelling around South East Asia, I have developed a real passion to see the world and develop an understanding of the different cultures our world has to offer. This has given me a great appreciation of global diversity, something which I believe is of paramount importance and must be shared with the children in my care.

Hariette Sarah Jennings

Hariette Sarah Jennings

Literacy co-coordinator

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Hariette Sarah Jennings

Hariette Sarah Jennings

Literacy co-coordinator

Whilst completing my Ethics and History master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, I discovered I had a passion for teaching, which led me to complete my PGCE at the University of Leeds. I am now in my 5th year of teaching specializing in Key Stage 1, reading and phonics. I have worked in a range of different schools across the North of England and am very happy to be joining the Capital team this year. I am a passionate, caring and creative teacher who wants the children to enjoy learning.

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

KS1 Coordinator 

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Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

KS1 Coordinator 

I graduated from University of Glasgow in 2012 with my PGDE in Primary Education. I have taught a range of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes in Scotland, before moving to Capital School this year. I believe that it is very important that children enjoy coming to school and develop a love for learning. I actively encourage this by making lessons as active and engaging as possible.

Mary Ellen Collins

Mary Ellen Collins

KS2 Coordinator 

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Mary Ellen Collins

Mary Ellen Collins

KS2 Coordinator 

I am delighted to be joining the staff of Capital School this year. Since graduating from Froebel College of Education I have taught in Ireland for ten years. During this time, I worked with all primary age groups from EYFS right up to KS2, teaching pupils with a wide variety of needs and abilities. In 2014 I was awarded a Masters in Education from University College Dublin; graduating with First Class Honours. As a teacher I am extremely hard-working and strive to ensure that all pupils in my care feel safe, supported and can experience educational success. I am particularly passionate about parental involvement and regularly run workshops and activities to engage parents in their children’s learning. As Key Stage 2 phase leader I am proud to be working with such a dynamic, driven and dedicated group of teachers. I have no doubt they will support, challenge and inspire your children in the year ahead.

Enda Greaney

Enda Greaney

Science Coordinator

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Enda Greaney

Enda Greaney

Science Coordinator

I am an enthusiastic, engaging and resilient science educator from Ireland. I have been learning science ever since I could walk, talk and hold up a magnifying glass. I gained my undergraduate in Forensic Investigation and Analysis, then went on to work in Pathology. My love and awe of the scientific world led me to pursue teaching and later gained a Professional Masters in Science Education, allowing me to teach GCSE Science, Maths and A Level Chemistry. I have been teaching for three years across Ireland and the UK and am excited to start teaching in Capital School. I bring a modern approach to teaching, using research based and proven learning techniques to help students achieve learning in every lesson at their own ability and pace. The enthusiasm and love for science I possess is vibrant and contagious whereby students of all types of interest will enjoy the positive learning experiences I provide in lessons. When I take short breaks from Science I will be found doing water sports, photography and yoga.

Mohamed Nazief 

Mohamed Nazief 

Head of Arabic and Islamic

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Mohamed Nazief 

Mohamed Nazief 

Head of Arabic and Islamic

I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in 2000 and continued my higher education and researches. I worked for 12 years with GEMS Group as a teacher, coordinator, supervisor and SLT member. I have worked at Dubai English Speaking College & Taaleem Group for three years and also have supervised writing series of books for teaching the Arabic language. 10 Years ago, I was selected to be a member of Sheikh Hamdan Award Committee and within three years from that time have been appointed as a consultant for excellent education criteria in the Dubai Education zone. I'm a jury member and Coordinator for the Sheikh Hamdan Award and Sharjah Award in Private Schools Dubai. In 2011, I was chosen to be a member of the Committee in charge of the National Curriculum Document for the Arabic Language in the Ministry of Education. I enjoyed learning from different cultures and international experiences during my travel to France, Switzerland, Spain, Egypt, Africa, Saudi Arabic, and Oman. My hobbies are reading, my skill is training, and my talent is writing Arabic poems.

Leanne Jayne Harbison

Leanne Jayne Harbison

FS1 TEACHER

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Leanne Jayne Harbison

Leanne Jayne Harbison

FS1 TEACHER

I have recently completed my teachers training through a Schools Direct route. During my training, I gathered experience in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. I enjoy teaching practical and creative lessons which I am looking forward to implementing at Capital School to enhance children’s learning. I am from the South of England and am excited to have the opportunity to teach children from different cultures here in Dubai. I am thoroughly enjoying my experience so far in Dubai and am eager to continue this journey.

Lucy Caitlin Grier

Lucy Caitlin Grier

FS1 TEACHER

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Lucy Caitlin Grier

Lucy Caitlin Grier

FS1 TEACHER

Since graduating from the University of Edinburgh, I have taught in Edinburgh and in Spain. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my previous years teaching abroad and wanted to explore a new culture and experience in Dubai. I’m really looking forward to working at Capital school and participating in its growth. My aim is to provide children with opportunities which allow them to flourish both socially and academically.

Yvonne Gallagher

Yvonne Gallagher

FS1 TEACHER

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Yvonne Gallagher

Yvonne Gallagher

FS1 TEACHER

Since graduating from Marino Institute of Education, I have taught in Ireland for ten years. In August 2010, I was awarded a Masters of Education. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a teacher. I receive great.